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+ - Dolby Laboratories founder, Ray Dolby, dies->

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WhatHump (951645) writes "Ray Dolby, an American inventor and audio pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, has died at the age of 80.

The company said Thursday that Dolby died in his home at San Francisco. He had been living with Alzheimer's disease for several years and was diagnosed with acute leukemia this summer."

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+ - WWVB Celebrates 50 Years of Broadcasting Time

Submitted by doublebackslash
doublebackslash (702979) writes "On July 5th WWVB, NIST's timekeeping radio station transmitting near Fort Collins, will celebrate 50 years of continuous operation. Operating at 60kHz the signal actually follows the curvature of the Earth via a trick of electromagnetics, allowing nearly the entire globe to receive an accurate time signal, which has in recent years reached an accuracy of 1 part in 70 trillion. Recent upgrades, which came in $15.9 million under budget will allow the station to be better received even in large buildings, giving it an edge on timekeeping that not even GPS can touch, with its need for open skies to receive a signal."

+ - Breaking Up with MakerBot->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Sanders Kleinfeld writers "Not long after the second Delrin plunger failed, I decided it was time for MakerBot and me to go our separate ways (the majority of my colleagues had already jumped ship many weeks prior). Nearly every time I would attempt to print something on MakerBot, I was met with frustration or disappointment because of some snag or another. Dealing with MakerBot was time consuming and depressing, and I decided I just didn’t need that kind of negativity in my life. I deserved better than that!""
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